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Ethics and Technology Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing

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Published In:2010
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.72 lbs
Pages:pp. 432

is written by Herman T. Tavani.

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About the Book

This Book introduces readers to the issues and controversies that comprise the relatively New Field of Cyberethics. It treats Cyberethics as an interdisciplinary field of study and aims at addressing several audiences, including those in the Computer science, philosophy, social/behavioral science, and library/information Science fields. Twelve chapters divide Tavani's text, with the first introducing the key concepts/terms appearing throughout the book. Actual case examples and hypothetical scenarios involving privacy, security, intellectual property, and speech in cyberspace illustrate ethical controversies that convey the seriousness of the issues under consideration. These concepts and cases receive reinforcement with review/study and discussion/essay questions at the end of each chapter that facilitate readers' comprehension and reflection of ethical issues.

About the Author

Herman T. Tavani, Ph.D ., is Professor of Philosophy at River College (New Hampshire) and President of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). He is the author, editor, or coeditor of five books on ethical and social aspects of information technology.


Preface. Acknowledgments. Foreword. Chapter 1. Introduction to Cyberethics: Concepts, Perspectives, and Methodological Frameworks. Chapter 2. Ethical Concepts and Ethical Theories: Establishing and Justifying A Moral System. Chapter 3. Critical Thinking Skills and Logical Arguments: Tools For Evaluating Cyberethics Issues. Chapter 4. Professional Ethics, Codes of Conduct, and Moral Responsibility. Chapter 5. Privacy and Cyberspace. Chapter 6. Security in Cyberspace. Chapter 7. Cybercrime and Cyber-Related Crimes. Chapter 8. Intellectual Property Disputes in Cyberspace. Chapter 9. Regulating Commerce and Speech in Cyberspace. Chapter 10. The Digital Divide and the Transformation of Work. Chapter 11. Community, Personal Identity, and Our Sense of Self In Cyberspace. 12. Ethical Aspects of Emerging and Converging Technologies. Glossary. Index.